Finding good products that are a good value is hard. Whether it’s skincare, a phone case or otherwise, it’s always nice to have some feedback about a product that extends beyond an online review.
empress themes (where I got this lovely blog theme) invited bloggers to share their five of my favorite things under $50, so of course I had to take part! Keep reading for mine and see the list of other gals who contributed at the bottom of this post!
Skincare: Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner
Price: Less than $5.Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner is one of my favorite skincare products and at less than $5, I can’t help but recommend it! I use this toner at least once a day and it leaves my skin perfectly toned and clean! Affordable skincare is hard to find, especially under $50, but I’m so happy this product rings in at less than $5!
Tech: Loopy Case for Phone
Price: $35. Okay, if you aren’t in the Loop yet, what are you waiting for?! Even if you’ve got a PopSocket, I think the Loopy would blow your mind. It makes it easy to carry my phone and the 10,000 other things I’ve got while I’m running around. Most phone cases are under $50, but this one is especially worth it because it’s so handy!
Sleep: Sleep Mask
Price: Around $10.Let me start off by saying, I don’t know how I went so long without a sleep mask! I prefer the ones with a comfortable spot for your nose and raised eye area like this. That way, it doesn’t feel like it’s compressing your nose and the delicate skin around your eyes stays untouched. My favorite thing about sleep masks is they block out light, so even if your roommate or partner needs to get ready before you, they can turn on a light and you won’t see a thing! It definitely makes me a bit less irritable in the morning.
Dental Care: Quip Toothbrush
Price: Starting at $25 for a set. It’s time for me to be honest about my dental care. I own one of those fancy Sonicare toothbrushes that my dad bought for me from Costco… But I didn’t bring it to Florida. I really do regret not bringing it. You could argue oral b and sonicare are the market leaders in toothbrushes which makes my decision to leave the toothbrush at home even more perplexing. Yes, I’ve pretty much resorted to getting cheap electric toothbrushes from Target. The only negative about them is that they don’t have that handy dandy timer built in that encourages me to brush in all four quadrants of my mouth for a total of two minutes. When I was packing and planning for our trip to Europe last summer, I kept coming upon adds for quip, a fancy electric toothbrush that looked decidedly no-fuss. Plus, it looked pretty. I didn’t end up getting it then but decided to take the plunge when I moved here. So far, I’ve definitely been impressed! My pretty rose gold toothbrush has its own spot in our bathroom, attached to the mirror, and came with toothpaste, too! How can I complain? Plus, they deliver a new brush head, battery and toothpaste every three months, so I never forget to change my brush head. Get your first brush head refill free when you sign up for a plan here. (P.S. When you sign up using that link, I get a free refill too, so thank you!)
Book: Emily Post’s Etiquette,19th Edition: Manners for Today
Price: $25.98. Okay, so some of you may find this totally weird, but the latest edition of Emily Post’s Etiquette is one I keep picking up over-and-over for reference! This isn’t your grandmother’s etiquette book, but rather a reference guide that as easily answers which side the shellfish fork goes on as what to do to brand yourself well online. How great is that?! Bonus: One of my favorite free references is Awesome Etiquette, a podcast by the Emily Post Institute, that dives into etiquette through the lens of consideration, respect and honesty. I definitely recommend giving it a listen!